Basil II (976-1025)

Accession Number:
BZS.1958.106.584

Previous Editions

DO Seals 6 no. 68.9

Details

Diameter:
29 mm
Weight:
19.18 g

Obverse

Basil II (976-1025)

Half-length representation of Christ Emmanuel bearded, wearing a tunic and himation. He offers a blessing with his right hand and holds a book in his left. He has a nimbus cruciger with a decoration of two dots on each arm. On either side the sigla: Ἰ(ησοῦ)ς Χ(ριστό)ς. Circular inscription visible at right. Border of dots.

Basil II (976-1025)

[Ἐμμα]νουήλ.

Reverse

Basil II (976-1025)

Half-length representation of Basil II wearing a crown with pendilia and a loros. He holds a globus cruciger in his right hand and an akakia in his left. Note that the cross atop the globus cruciger is decorated with small globules. Border of dots.

Basil II (976-1025)

Ba[sil(ios) auto]crat(or)

Translation

Basil, autocrator

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